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2017 Field Trip Full Document

Welcome to the Annual Convention of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs to be held in the historic and scenic Rogue Valley. SOPA, the host club, welcomes you. The lineup of field trips can be found below with links to the individual pages. 

This Year’s Convention Has a Fun-Packed Portfolio of Field Trips for All Kinds of Subjects – from Neon to Insects!

The crown jewel for Ashland is its Lithia Park, shown above. Laid against the world renowned OSF- Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Park is particularly splendid in fall.


There will be two scheduled sunrise, guided outings: Friday, the 6th and Saturday, the 7th. But you are also free to go on your own.


The shoot will include the Park and the adjoining Shakespeare complex with its famed Elizabethan Outdoor Theater.


The Park has two large greens, a band shell, two duck ponds, a spacious playground, tennis courts, community buildings and, in winter, an ice skating rink.

It also offers miles of easy to moderate hiking trails.
Lithia Park was designed by John McLaren, the same architect who planned San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  The Ashland Park, consisting of 93 acres, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1935. Its season runs from February through early November, and has three theaters: two indoor stages, the Angus Bowmer Theatre and the Thomas Theatre, and the flagship outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre, which opens in early June and runs through mid-October.

Check out all the outings on the below, click the links for details and register in advance to reserve your spot!                                                                  

Neon Nights – after dark in Medford with focus on street life.

Belle Fiore Winery, a stunning, architecturally rich hillside winery.

North Mountain Park and Ponds - bugs, flora, critters and more.

Pallet Wine Company - where grapes are turned into wine. Tasting option.

The SOU (Southern Oregon University) campus - buildings, grounds, museum.

Ashland Alleys led by David Winston (limited space).

Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center in Grants Pass.